34th Metro Manila Film Festival 2008 official entries (Updated)

The official 8 entries in the 34th Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) have been announced by Selection Committee chair Julie Borje last June 30, 2008.

Regal Films is again a notch ahead by having two entries selected.

On the side of the directors and actors, Direk Joey Reyes and actress Eugene Domingo are leading them all with each having two movies in the festival.

Just like in the past four years, some of the 8 official entries are sequels. There are three (3) sequels this year, but the only difference is that there is no 'Enteng Kabisote'.

However, that doesn't mean Vic Sotto, who played Enteng Kabisote, is not part of the festival. He has this time a new entry entitled Escaleras and Ungasis (20 Years After), which is a movie version of Iskul Bukol, a 1977 hit sitcom starring Tito, Vic and Joey.

Here's Mykiru's exclusive compilation of the 8 official entries of the 2008 Metro Manila Film Festival:

1. Baler (Viva Communications)
direted by Mark Meily
scriptwriter: Roy Iglesias
Cast: Anne Curtis and Jericho Rosales

2. Dayo (Cutting Edge Productions)
directed by Robert Quilao
scriptwriters: Artemion Abad, Jr. and Eric Cabatug
Featuring voices of Nash Aguas, Johnny Delgado, Michael V., Katrina 'Hopia' Legaspi and Laurice Guillen

3. Desperadas 2 (Regal Entertainment, Inc.)
directed by Joel Lamangan
scriptwriter: Roy Iglesias
Cast: Ruffa Guttierrez, Rufa Mae Quinto, Iza Calzado, Eugene Domingo and Marian Rivera

4. Escaleras and Ungasis (20 years After) (OctoArts Films/M-Zet Production)
directed by Tony Y. Reyes
scriptwriters: Isabel da Rosa and Tony Reyes
Cast: Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon

5. Magkaibigan (Maverick Films)
written and directed by: Jose Javier Reyes
Cast: Jinggoy Estrada

6. One Night Only (Canary Films)
writted and directed by: Jose Javier Reyes

7. Shake, Rattle & Roll X (Regal Entertainment, Inc.)
directed by Topel Lee and Mike Tuviera
scriptwriters: Ellen Estrada, Cheryl Narvasa, Penny Tuviera and Fairlane Raymundo
Cast: Lovi Poe

8. Ang Tanging Ina Ninyong Lahat (Star Cinema)
directed by Wenn Deramas
scriptwriter: Mel Mendoza-Del Rosario
Cast: Ai-i delas Alas, Eugene Domingo, Marvin Agustin, John Prats, Nikki Valdez, Shaina Magdayao, Jiro Manio, Carlo Aquino, Alwyn Uytingco, Paula Peralejo, Serena Dalrymple, Yuki Kadooka and Angelica Panganiban

Rejected Scripts:
Estrella (Star Cinema)
Here Comes the Bride (MLR Films)
Inocencia (Canary Films)
Maldita: Seven Warriors (Focus Entertainment)

The 34th annual Metro Manila Film Festival opens on Christmas Day, December 25, 2008 and ends on January 3, 2009.


2007 MMFF

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